Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures with an overview of participating institutions and people
How highly funded was the programme and how long did it run?
- The programme’s strategic plan was set at 13 years (2007 to 2020).
- Due to the big success the annual endowment of originally 3 million euros has been increased gradually. In the last call for applications 2016 a total of 39 projects were funded with 6.5 million euros.
How many cooperations were in place?
From the preparatory phase of the programme and the first six calls for application in the years 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 a total of 299 projects (245 research projects and 54 school research projects) have resulted.
The duration of the longest-running projects were until December 2019.
How comprehensive were the projects in the Sparkling Science programme?
The programme projects were of very different magnitudes depending on scientific complexity. The project scope ranged from large research projects with a volume up to 187,000 Euros to smaller and less complex school research projects, which were also promoted from 2007 until 2011. Large research projects were supported with up to 170.000,- euros which could be exceeded by 10 % by encouraging women/girls respectively by focusing on gender relevant aspects.
The best 30 of the school research projects were supported with research grants of up to 5,000 Euros. These school research projects, however, co-operated with “real” research projects, which were funded by other national and international research programmes outside the Sparkling Science programme.